About the Book
Monarchs by the Sea is a poetic fable that illustrates the importance of being present in our relationships and taking time in nature to appreciate life. “A memory of our journeys and how they’re often swift, reminds us that your presence in the present is the gift.” It is a whimsical reminder to stop and watch the butterflies. Beautifully illustrated, it is a hardcover keepsake that stands the test of time.
About the Author
Lance Darren Cole is a grateful soul who likes to share a story, a light reflection on one’s life and roads that lead to glory. Lance is a rhyming romantic poet of whimsical inspired fables and uplifting reflections. His inspiration and amusement is found in sharing nature and the seven lively arts – painting, music, dance, drama, literature, sculpture, and architecture. Lance is a master of long-stitch bookbinding and makes his home and studio in Hamilton, Ontario.
About the Illustrator
Born in Warsaw, Poland, Nicholas Blicharski emigrated to Canada with his family at the age of seven. After studying at Sheridan College, he established a studio at the Cotton Factory in Hamilton, Ontario. Vibrant and colourful, yet slightly dark and mysterious, Nicholas’s work is strongly rooted in Polish folklore. You can follow him on Instagram @empty_jug.
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